LRF MoMI CoRE, the Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation Mother-Milk-Infant Center of Research Excellence, is UC San Diego Health Sciences' most recent initiative to put human milk at the center of its health research and education efforts.

Our mission is to unravel the complexity of human milk for optimal maternal and infant health by promoting excellence, synergy and innovation in research, clinical practice and education.

Four key values inform how LRF MoMI CoRE operates and shares its findings:

  • We recognize and promote research excellence.
  • We recognize and promote synergy across disciplines (basic and clinical research, clinical practice, and education).
  • We promote innovation, discovery, and diversity of research topics.
  • We recognize the power of disseminating accurate and simple messages.

The center awards pilot funding (MoMI Seeds) to enable and jump-start innovative research ideas and provides fellowships (MoMI Fellows) to develop the next generation of leaders in human milk research.

The Swiss-based Family Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation (FLRF) is an independent, charitable organization that promotes research in human milk and lactation. The cooperation with MoMI CoRE follows the foundation's endowment of the world's first two professorships for human milk research at the University of Western Australia and the University of Zurich.

Our vision is for LRF MoMI CoRE to become the cornerstone in a global network of research excellence in human milk and lactation and serve as a model of innovative multidisciplinary research, a key to answering complicated questions related to why and how human milk promotes optimal health, growth, and development.